Roenick on Hawks' streak: Just when you think it's going to end, they find a way
Mon, 4 Mar 2013|
Jeremy Roenick joins the Dan Patrick Show Monday to talk about the Blackhawks' historic stretch and just what it means to the NHL - 3/4
He's Jeremy Roenick to be. NHL analyst on NB CNBC sports network JR good to have you back so what exactly does this mean what -- the average sports fan. Take from this not just the hockey fan. Well -- better. I mean look what they're doing and that bit at the time of the national ironically when that is I think it's good as it's ever the end of the parity is so good the players is so good there's so many good teams in the car black ops has over 22 to twenty without a lot regulation that. And if you go back to last year it took 48 so it. Just what you think you can end yesterday it's one nothing Lleyton -- game tickets -- and they you know they they find a way to get it to us. That's a very very difficult team to play against the Chicago Blackhawks to keep. Obviously everybody says well they can win the cup well obviously clear favorite so with a cup they're sick and process what a great game yesterday. Okay but who is comparable to them if we're looking at the Blackhawks now they're in the Stanley Cup favorites. They were at the beginning of the year. Who would be billion that seems to trying to re heats who else is up there -- you look at these days they're going to be a formidable opponent. Thought that I mean there's only a couple teams that -- you -- look at because they're pretty similar streaks but you know the Boston Bruins in the east. They seem to be you know the powerhouse -- east because he is nowhere with all camped out Pittsburgh and the Rangers floundering. You know -- you never know who gonna come out of that these outlast interpret it wasn't further Blackhawks sort of run the ducks everybody you talk about -- they had a top in the that they -- -- expect this team's been actually umpire too so. -- is anybody close but is it if you go by just record this year and how they played those two teams are. Really the only team that I see you know can close that. Why do you think. That does sports world has an embrace the streak -- the Blackhawks. The country because it's cocky. Unfortunately did you know still everybody's talking about -- Oh ball because the draft come celebrities talk about football the NFL which is totally beyond me I'm -- bit too but I am totally call. In the NHL -- -- baseball starting up so everybody's. You know excited about spring training but it's. It is it's an impressive impressive thing in sports car early if you go to -- last year only seven games away. All time record. Not locker regulation that's insane in this in a time like that I wish everybody would wake up sure. Also Sidney Crosby story has gone under the radar now he's back and -- leading the league in points and assists. And nobody thought about Sidney Crosby. -- -- it it is. It's pretty amazing to me and he's he's done quietly because the Pittsburgh Penguins are blowing teams out there -- -- -- struggling to find their consistency. Now -- can doubt associated gonna have to -- the occasion than. Again he is doing that he's got I think he's trying to prove to people would get -- Our -- what the best in the world that. I he's played very Catholic cocky but the team have to woman in order for him to get the accolades that the wind consistent or it's too. Well that's why look at the Blackhawks. It you know this is nice. But it's a nice regular season number and it's gonna come down to the postseason some teams are built for the regular season summer built for the postseason. Are the Blackhawks a regular season or postseason to. You know I think their bowl because if you are only three years removed from the Stanley Cup. Are they still have players they're they're core players that were a match in the cup team. And I think -- deeper their goaltending if you expect opening exhibition purport Crawford Jimmy Howard yesterday it was. Absolutely spectacular save up for Saban and the reason why the Hawks continued their streak yesterday because there. Because of or proper she words. Absolutely spectacular. And made save after save after save PG thirteen close and that's what can they haven't the last couple years as a goaltender that. Did that -- you know I think he's he's really grown as a goaltender and that makes a Baltimore's strong yet talked about them a lot. In terms of their star players yet after can't have a career year. Everybody and that she district is contributing that 11 slide into reached at 32 life it's amazing how deep they are. -- are always good to talk to him. Then absolutely talk to you soon. By the way my body developed and get on the golf which is still your wallet. I can't play because of a bad shoulder -- the guy carried ESPN's preteen years. I think that's why he's set back in the trading -- but yeah. My -- I thought I -- JR. Our regular -- rare man we are in.